soccer http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Possibility For Pro Soccer In St. Louis Being Kicked Around http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/possibility-pro-soccer-st-louis-being-kicked-around <p>The owners of two amateur soccer teams are joining forces to bring a United Soccer Leagues professional team to St. Louis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tony&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Glavin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;owner and coach of the St</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Louis Lions&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and Andrew Haines, St. Louis Ambush indoor soccer team owner, are hoping to establish pro team presence by 2015.</span></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:10:31 +0000 Maria Altman 33908 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Possibility For Pro Soccer In St. Louis Being Kicked Around Can St. Louis Score A Major League Soccer Team? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/can-st-louis-score-major-league-soccer-team <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s 10 a.m. on a Saturday and soccer fans fill the Amsterdam Tavern in south city, a bar known for opening before most people wake up on the weekend.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this day three English Premier League matches are showing on mounted TVs, but the big attraction is Arsenal vs.&nbsp;</span>Fulham<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Nearly everyone has a beer in hand.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Arsenal scores the bar erupts in cheers.</span></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Maria Altman 33305 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Can St. Louis Score A Major League Soccer Team? Converting St. Louis' 'Baseball Heaven' Into An (Almost) Proper Soccer Pitch http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/converting-st-louis-baseball-heaven-almost-proper-soccer-pitch <p></p><p>A major sports rivalry comes to Busch Stadium on Thursday - but it doesn't involve the Cubs, or the Brewers, or baseball at all.</p><p>The <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/storied-soccer-rivalry-coming-busch-stadium">exhibition game</a> between Manchester City and Chelsea of the English Premier League will be the first time that the stadium locals sometimes call "Baseball Heaven" hosts a sporting event other than baseball since it opened in 2006.</p><p>Here's how you convert a baseball diamond to a soccer pitch.</p><p></p><p><strong>"Oh boy."</strong></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 26561 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Converting St. Louis' 'Baseball Heaven' Into An (Almost) Proper Soccer Pitch Storied Soccer Rivalry Coming To Busch Stadium http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/storied-soccer-rivalry-coming-busch-stadium <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis soccer fans rejoice - you'll get a chance to see a storied rivalry right here in the city.</span></p><p>The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Manchester City and Chelsea of the English Premier League will play an exhibition match at Busch Stadium on May 23, with kick-off at 7:30 p.m. There will be a practice the day before open to those holding all-inclusive tickets.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:16:15 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 24964 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Storied Soccer Rivalry Coming To Busch Stadium St. Louis soccer legend Harry Keough dead at 84 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-soccer-legend-harry-keough-dead-84 <p>Harry Keough, a member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, has died. He was 84.</p><p>Keough was a native St. Louisan and coached soccer at Saint Louis University, where he won five national NCAA titles.</p><p>Keough died Tuesday, U.S. Soccer Federation spokesman Michael Kammarman said.</p><p>A defender who had one goal in 19 appearances for the U.S. from 1949-57, Keough started all three games for the Americans at the 1950 World Cup and was captain when the U.S. played Spain in its opener.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 18:12:20 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 3021 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis soccer legend Harry Keough dead at 84